Andrew Geddes Bain, Road Builder and Geologist

Andrew Geddes Bain, Road Builder and Geologist (HM16JF)

Location: Chickamauga, EC 30707 Western District
Country: South Africa
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S 33° 13.717', E 26° 37.983'

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1797 - 1864

Bain built the queen's road to Fort Beaufort via the Ecca Pass and the road through Pluto's Vale as military roads in 1837-45. His house was then near here on the Ecca Heights. He became interested in Geology in 1837 during the construction of the Queen's Road and in the area visible from this spot he worked out the stratigraphy of the Karoo System, and discovered that fossil reptiles occur in it. Bain was the father of South African Geology.
HM NumberHM16JF
Year Placed1964
Placed ByHistorical Monument Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 10:29am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)35H E 465809 N 6323308
Decimal Degrees-33.22861667, 26.63305000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesS 33° 13.717', E 26° 37.983'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 13' 43.02" S, 26° 37' 58.98" E
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 127 R67, Chickamauga EC 30707, ZA
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